Of late a favourite past time has been watching youtube videos on cats, dogs, animals, reincarnation, rebirth ..... Motley collection, I agree. Some thoughts have crossed my mind while watching these. Thought I would put them down here and would like to hear the opinions of other readers. There are quite a few videos on "last moments with" dogs. Many of these are videos about putting a dog to sleep because ..... dog is very sick and the owners do not want the dog to suffer too much. Noble thought. The comments vary from "brick-batting" the owners to comforting them telling them they did right by putting the dog out of its misery and saying we cannot make them suffer for our own selfish purposes. Now I have two questions. Assuming it is right to put the animal out of its misery - euthanasia - why is it that we as human beings refuse to grant this right to human beings even if it is our own life? Assuming euthanasia is a sin / morally wrong, why is it right to euthanize an animal? Does this not mean that we consider human life superior to that of animals and if so, who has given us the right to make such a judgement?